Hellbound Thoughts

Is That a Boner? CPAC’s Hard-on for Bullshit

I’ve been thinking…

…what is it that drives the Republican, “evangelical” brain to validate its id, to place value on…values…they have to know are bullshit and, at times, just plain evil?

From 2012 to today we’ve witnessed a near 2000 year old religion become a set of questionable and often inconsistent and ignored beliefs. Ladies and gentlemen, in what had to be the most astounding moment(s) of the Republican dearth of self awareness that I’ve ever witnessed, the cult of trump unveiled a literal golden idol. The people who, just years ago, were upset that Satanists were challenging the placement of depictions of the 10 Commandments in or on government property because those Commandments are oh-so-fucking important to Republicans are now openly flaunting their ignorance of their own fucking Commandments.

Did your head explode? Of course it didn’t, because both you and I are in no way surprised Christians only pay lip service to their religion. How opposed to your religion’s tenants do you have to be before you can no longer be said to be a representative of said religion? How could you follow a man who declared “Love your neighbors as you love yourself” while supporting a regime hell bent on destroying or oppressing people who aren’t white?

Ghandi–a fraudulent piece of shit in his own right–once said “I like your Christ, but I don’t so much like your Christians.” Why? Because Ghandi, being a hypocrite, recognized his kindred in Christians. Oh, sure, loving your neighbor and treating people with the compassion, respect, and love you believe you deserve sounds good on paper, but this is real life. There are poor, uneducated, and desperate people to take advantage of. And these poor, uneducated, and desperate people have a darkness in them that can only be satisfied by justifying such darkness with conspiracy theories largely centered on white genocide and pedophilia. Strange bed fellows, I guess.

CPAC–the yearly gathering of psychopaths, racists, terrorists, stupid people, potential serial killers, and generally anybody who hates democracy–played host to a broad range of lies and outright fabrications. That’s all the Republican platform is, now: lies and outright fabrications.

Honestly, a scary thing about the Republican party is that stupid, superstitious people wield so much power. We learned on January 6th that it can happen here, the it being the installation of a theocratic, fascist regime with designs on the outright marginalization of People of Color, the theft of our accumulated wealth, and the suppression of progressive and humanist ideas and values.

But you know what should scare you the most?

We’re not ever going to solve this until the day we have a leg dangling over the precipice. Go to sleep on that shit. I mean, clearly the Muppets and Potato head are more important than the slow decay of the most powerful country on earth.

Now, enjoy Seth Meyers as he makes sense of the senseless.

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